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The Instagram Trending Places is Set to Compete with Twitter

 - Jun 24, 2015
References: instagram & theverge
The Instagram Trending Places tool is a much-needed update to the social media platform's search and explore features. Positioning itself against other platforms such as Twitter, it will now be showcasing hot topics from around the world to help people stay on top of what's currently happening while also encouraging conversation in a visual way.

With trending hashtags and event specific organization, the Instagram Trending Places update makes the explore page much more meaningful to those who already use it religiously. The Verge writes, "It feels a lot like some of the community-focused content that VSCO publishes on its site and in its apps, and it could be a good way of finding some of the finer photographers on Instagram — tapping one of those banners at the top of the explore section will bring you to a list of Instagram users and a quick sample of their photos."